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  • What to do in the "off-season"

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    Running is a winter sport that is merely played out in the summer.

    What this means is that the final long run you do 3 weeks out from your marathon that you spend hours trying to decide the distance of matters little.

    The 4 month training plan you do before the A race of the year is important, no doubt. However it still may matter less than what you do during the 4-6 months before that training plan.

    For many, the big off-season question is what the heck should I do?!?

    And that's a completely ...

  • Your next running breakthrough

    It's likely you've had a breakthrough moment in your life.

    This may have occurred in your running, while you were learning a new skill, or at work.

    Whatever the breakthrough was in, you likely did something or changed something before the big development to help trigger the gain. Looking back can be a helpful learning experience for yourself and others who are making strides to improve a similar endeavor.

    Recently at the forums on LetsRun.com, a discussion started on the topic of asking forum ...

  • If You Can't Be Seen, Forget 'bout the Foot Race

    For many runners, summertime is a joy: plenty of warmth, no snow/ice to deal with, and hours upon hours of daylight. When that summer fades into fall and then winter, that light becomes precious. With the ever-increasing darkness each day, staying visible can mean the difference between a successful winter training season and months of forced treadmill time.

    Assume You Can’t Be Seen

    It’s important that runners be aware of how hard they are to spot while out at night. Drivers, distracted ...

  • Socks or No Socks in SKORA?

    A common question we get about our shoes, is about your socks.

    We've designed our footwear to be as seamless and smooth inside as possible, all in an effort to reduce the potential areas for hot spots to develop on your feet.

    This also opens up the possibility to go sockless in our footwear, if one so desires.

    There are a number of benefits to wearing socks, because they may keep the...
    1) shoes cleaner by absorbing sweat.
    2) feet warmer in the winter since they can help insulate.
    3) feet ...

  • Road Repetitions

  • The early miles

    It takes 10-30 minutes to "get into" a run.

    Early on in a workout you've not found your groove yet. 

    However instead of looking at those first few miles with distain, consider them an insight on how long of a warm up you should be taking before workouts such as track sessions, tempo runs, or races!

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    How to Warm Up

  • How to stay active on vacation

    We asked our Ambassadors for their best advice for staying active while traveling, here's what they had to say. Leave us your favorite advice in the comments section!

    Geoffrey Alonso
    Exercise first. So you have the day to spend doing the fun things.

    Tyler Hurst
    Be selfish and plan your day around your workout. Like Geoffrey said, it's way easier for everyone to do it first.

    Jeremy Sanders
    Use the boardwalk at the beach early in the morning before the bicycle traffic takes over.

    Adam ...

  • How to run Every Day

    Run Streaking is becoming ever more popular.

    Runner's World has a Memorial to Independence Day 1 mile a day streak. And news just came out that the longest known US streak of 45 years is coming to a voluntary end in July.

    There are various reasons for wanting to run every day.

    Maybe you feel this will lead to improvements in your running by having more weekly volume. Perhaps you simply enjoy the feeling after a run and feel like your day is missing something without that. Or maybe your ...

  • Top Training Mistakes

    Your event, be it 26.2 or 3.1 miles, doesn't really care what you did the week before the race.

    It doesn't even worry too much about the two months before that.

    What is is concerned with is your frequency, consistency, and volume of miles over the long term. We're talking months to years. Every day adds up, a marathon is worth more than the sum of its parts. Every little decision matters, and the consistency of positive choices makes a difference when you get to the starting line.

    Training is ...

  • How to Recover from a Hard Run

    Most runners recognize that it's the recovery, not training, that yields improvements.

    There are all kinds of ways to make recovery complicated. Ice bathing, tart cherry juice, the 30 minute window of opportunity, getting in proper nutrient ratios, and even hanging upside down.

    The KISS principle suggests to Keep It Super Simple. The simplest solution is most often the best. When applying this to recovery, you're left with recovery methods of time, sleep, food, and proper pacing of subsequent ...

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